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Industrial Relations and Labour Laws for Managers

Industrial Relations and Labour Laws for Managers

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  • Parul Gupta - Faculty of Law, Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon
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April 2019 | 512 pages | SAGE Texts

A lucid and exemplary introduction to Indian labour laws and a thorough discussion on the legislations dealing with industrial relations and labour issues.

Aiming to provide the readers with an understanding and knowledge of labour laws, this textbook presents a collection of legislations dealing with industrial relations, wages, work conditions, and social security, and legislations regulating the employment of women and children in industrial activities. It focuses on the application of labour laws to and within businesses, and deals with legal postulations from the perspective of a manager. By including a number of relevant cases and caselets highlighting various labour issues of industrial units across the country, Industrial Relations and Labour Laws for Managers helps students of human resource management as well as HR professionals to understand the legal implications in a relatable way.

Key Features

• Comprehensive coverage of labour and industrial relations laws along with contemporary developments

• Each act supported by carefully curated cases to exemplify the practical facets and their implications

• Each case followed by judgement and explanation unveiling the application of the legal concept

• Each chapter aided by objective and descriptive exercises and case-based questions to aid teaching and learning in a classroom situation

Fundamental Aspects of Industrial Relations
Evolution of Labour Legislation in India
The Factories Act, 1948
Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970
The Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986
The Employees’ Compensation Act, 1923
The Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948
The Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952
The Payment of Gratuity Act 1972
The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961
The Payment of Wages Act, 1936
The Minimum Wages Act, 1948
The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947
The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946
The Trade Unions Act, 1926
The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965
The Apprentices Act, 1961
The Employment Exchanges (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act, 1959


Parul Gupta

Parul Gupta is a faculty of law at the Management Development Institute (MDI),Gurgaon in India. She has been teaching law courses to management students for the last 15years. Before joining MDI, she served at the Army Institute of Management & Technology, Greater Noida, for more than a decade. Her special expertise lies in labor law, business law, and environmental law. She is a visiting faculty of various Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi, and the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), delivering courses on business and corporate laws, and... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789353281830